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Today at Five, a Roanoke church in danger of collapse will come down.
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Plus, fearing more terrorism, the State Department orders dependents and non-essential workers out of Pakistan.
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Another very cold shot tonight followed by a rapid warm up this weekend. Full forecast details just ahead.

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It's supposed to save senior citizens money on prescription drugs...
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But some say their doctors won't fill out the paperwork for their free medication.
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Plus it's qualifying day in Bristol.
News 7 at Five is next.

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((WE CAN'T GET THEM THE MEDICINE WITHOUT THE DOCTORS HELP. THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO))
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A program to help seniors get free medication is hitting a roadblock.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Some local doctors are refusing to fill out the necessary paperwork to help their patients get free medication. [2 SHOT]
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has been looking into the problem --and joins us with details.
Jean, the program is called Pharmacy Connect.
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Seniors who qualify for the program can get a three months supply of medicine at a time.
But as one local woman found out her doctor refused to participate.
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((For Mary Davis taking medicine isn't an option. And when you have 12 different medications and are on a fixed income as she is -it's a prescription for trouble.
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So when her friend Keith Maxey found out there was a way to get her free medicine he jumped at the opportunity.
He turned to The LOA Area Agency on Aging. LOA filled out the paperwork for Mary --all that her doctor had to do was review it, sign it and attach a prescription.
But Mary's doctor refused to participate.
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(( I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY WHEN THE DOCTOR SO NO WE'RE NOT GOING TO PARTICIPATE WE'RE NOT GOING TO SIGN-UP FOR THAT PROGRAM. AND HER REASON WAS SHE SAID IF WE DO IT FOR ONE WE HAVE TO DO IT FOR ALL )) [RUNS13]
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((THERE IS SOME LABOR INVOLVED BUT AGAIN IF YOU'VE GOT A PATIENT WANT TO PROVIDE THE BEST MEDICAL CARE IF THEY CAN'T AFFORD THE MEDICINE AND COULD GET IT FOR FREE I THINK THE DOCTOR NEEDS TO TAKE THE TIME TO HELP THESE OLDER PERSON )) [RUNS15]
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Mary says that's a hard pill to swallow --because she says her doctor knows she can barely afford the medicine.
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The LOA knows of two doctors in the area who have refused to participate--and one doctor who charges a fee.
For Mary, her only hope now is that another doctor who would participate in the program will take her on as a patient.
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Shannon Abell admits this program does involve a lot of a doctor's time to review the paperwork, then to distribute the medication. We asked five doctors, including Mary's, for their point of view. [Jean/Joy 2 shot]
Jean, They either declined to comment or did not return our calls.

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The Pastor of a condemned Roanoke church is looking for a new place to hold services.
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Solid Rock Pentecostal Church will be torn down tomorrow after a foundation wall supporting the building broke earlier this week. Because of the risk of collapse, building inspectors condemned the building and closed Campbell Avenue in front of the church. The city gave Pastor George Taylor two days to come with a plan to either fix or tear down the church. Taylor says he can't afford to pay for repairs. He's now looking for a new place for the church to set up shop.
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The arraignment of a Deputy U-S Marshal this morning turned into a family affair.
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Following Joseph Bruer Junior's arrest early yesterday morning on a cocaine possession charge, his wife and teen age daughter were picked up for allegedly trying to intimidate a witness. JOE Bruer was stopped in Salem as he headed home late Wednesday night. Police say they found a small amount of crack in his car. They also searched his apartment and confiscated some items for testing. Whatever it was... was "not a significant amount," according to Salem Police Lieutenant Reg Gray. He says Bruer is a "user." That's all. A preliminary hearing was scheduled in May. Bruer has been placed on administrative leave from the Marshal Service WITH pay until the case is resolved.
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[5-Pakistan]


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The State Department is ordering all dependents and non essential personnel out of the U-S embassy in Pakistan.
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The move comes after a review of security in Pakistan.
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((PHILIP REEKER/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: THIS DECISION DOES NOT REFLECT ANY LACK OF CONFIDENCE ON PAKISTAN'S ABILITY TO PROTECT AMERICANS. WE APPRECIATE WHAT PRESIDENT MUSHAREF HAS DONE AND HIS GOVERNMENT. THE WAR ON TERRORISM IS FAR FROM OVER. ))
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A terrorist attack on a church in Islamabad last weekend killed two Americans.
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Meanwhile the prime suspect in the kidnapping of murdered American journalist Daniel Pearl- has been brought to Pakistani court- two days before his custody was set to expire.
It's not clear whether Ahmed Saeed Omar Sheikh will be formally charged in Karachi- he has been indicted by a U-S court.
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The next time you take a trip to Washington to look at the monuments, there may be someone looking back at you.
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The National Park Service plans to have surveillance cameras at some of the country's best-known monuments within six months.
Park Service administrators warned a Congressional panel today that the monuments, which he termed icons of democracy, were high targets of terrorist activity.
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((JOHN PARSONS/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ASSOC. DIRECTOR; THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PLANS TO USE CAMERAS MONITORED BY THE NATIONAL PARK POLICE ONLY IN PUBLIC AREAS WHERE THERE IS NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY. THE IMAGES WOULD BE RECORDED WOULD BE USED ONLY FOR VALID LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES. ))
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But some members of Congress fear the results of such massive surveillance programs without federal guidance.
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((REP. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON/(D) WASHINGTON DC; I BELIEVE THAT IT IS BOTH UNFAIR AND DANGEROUS FOR THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT TO ASK LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS TO FIGURE OUT THE PLETHORA OF COMPLICATED ISSUES INVOLVING SECURITY, PRIVACY AND OPENNESS NO SOCIETY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD HAS HAD TO FACE, WITHOUT ANY FEDERAL GUIDANCE.))
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Another Congresswoman said that an extensive network of surveillance cameras in London has not led to the capture of any terrorists.
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Get ready to pay more for a stamp.
Find out how much more next on News 7 at Five.
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And if you're thinking about rolling out the grill this weekend... stay tuned.
Some changes are on the way that should make your barbecue safer.
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Get ready to pay more to mail a letter.
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Starting this summer- it'll cost 37 cents for a first class stamp.
That's three cents more than the cost now.
Postal officials say they need to raise the rates to make up for a horrible year made even worse by the anthrax mailings.
Postal officials say the rate hike could begin June 30th.
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It may be too cold to grill out tonight- but the warm weather will be here soon- and there are some new grill safety standards you should know about.
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As of April first every propane gas tank must have an overfill protection device- it prevents gas leaks by cutting off the flow to gas to tanks when they're 80 percent full.
Grills will also have a new hose assembly to prevent gas leaks.
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((KEN GILES/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION; IT CAN BE ATTACHED VERY SIMPLY WITH A FEW TWISTS. IF THERE IS A LEAK IT FLOWS THROUGH THE HOSE TO THE GRILLL.)) [***NO SUPER]
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If there's a fire in the grill, the device shuts down the gas before an explosion can occur.
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((KEN GILES/CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION; AS OF APRIL FIRST, IF YOU BRING YOUR OLD TANK IN YOU'LL BE UGRADED TO THE NEW TANK. IF YOU HAVE AN OLD GRILL BEFORE 1995, CONSIDER NEW SAFETY STANDARDS MAKE GRILL MUCH SAFER.))
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Every year about 600 fires or explosions occur with gas grills.

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Covington City Council is calling on its citizens to help decide what to do with the site that used to be home to the Old City Hall building.
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Covington City Council is asking residents to choose between building a parking lot, a city park, or a combination of the two on the vacant lot. The Old City Hall building was demolished after nearly a year of battles between a group of preservationists and Covington City Council. Workers started to dismantle the building back in Mid-December and completed the project about a month and a half later.
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Need a little computer training but don't have the money for a class?
Jacey Birch has a solution.
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Navigating the web and deciphering computer programs can be just a point and click away if you're savvy to the technology.
One organization is making it affordable to inform people about the information age.
Jacey Birch stopped by computer class.
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Two Gordons are on the front row at Bristol.
Mike has the complete rundown when we come back.
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Plus the Oscars are just 2 days away... we'll check out the favorites and the fasions when News 7 at Five returns.
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A rally on Wall Street fell short and stocks ended in the red for the day and the week.
Alexis Chrisoforous tells us why.
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Welcome everybody to the Friday ticker.
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Qualifying was on tap this afternoon in Bristol as the drivers tried to heat up a chilly afternoon with time trials temperatures only in a degree above freezing.
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Jeff Gordon, was in Roanoke yesterday for a private reception, but this afternoon he was on the money as he went out next to last of the 43 cars that qualified and won his 40th career pole, but his first ever at Bristol. Here's the starting grid for Sunday's Food City 500.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon/127.216/2. Robby Gordon//3. Jeremy Mayfield//4. Jimmy Spencer//5. Mike Skinner//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Matt Kenseth//7. Jerry Nadeau//8. Ryan Newman//9. Michael Waltrip//10. Elliott Sadler//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Ricky Craven//12. Bobby Hamilton//13. Tony Stewart//14. Stacy Compton//15. Rusty Wallace//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Sterling Marlin//17. Dave Blaney//18. Ken Schrader//19. Casey Atwood//20. Ricky Rudd//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. John Andretti//22. Kevin Harvick//23. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//24. Jeff Green//25. Dale Jarrett//;]
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[SUPER=0107-26. Jeff Burton//27. Kurt Busch//28. Johnny Benson//29. Ward Burton//30. Bill Elliott//;]
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[SUPER=0107-31. Brett Bodine//32. Bobby Labonte//33. Jimmie Johnson//34. Steve Park//35. Kyle Petty//;]
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[SUPER=0107-36. Buckshot Jones//37. Mark Martin/Prov/38. Terry Labonte/Prov/39. Joe Nemechek/Prov/40. Hut Stricklin/Pro

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The March Madness continues tonight here on Your Hometown Station, although it may be tough to duplicate last night's excitement and upsets.
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[go to pinnacle 6999] This evening's game begin at 7:30 with U-Conn and Southern Illinois getting the night started. The game most folks are looking forward to is the nightcap where Maryland takes on underdog Kentucky. A team that is not in awe.
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Coming up at the top of the hour the game times for tomorrow's elite eight battles, plus Roy Stanley checks in with the Roanoke Steam. Take care everybody and have a safe night. [GO TO BREAK]

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Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has suffered a series of small strokes-
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The 76 year old became ill Tuesday and canceled a speaking engagement under the orders of her doctor
Today a staff member says Thatcher will retire from the lecture circuit.
Thatcher was prime minister of England from 1979 to 1990,
She acquired the moniker "Iron Lady" for dismantling the socialist policies of the nation's labor party, crushing labor unions and forging strong bonds with the White House.
Thatcher is said to have accepted "with regret" the doctors orders to give up speaking engagements.
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Hollywood's brightest stars are set to shine Sunday.
Oscar's new home and some tight races could make this one of the most exciting in years.
Chris Lawrence gives us an inside look at who's favored and what your favorite stars could be wearing.
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((The Oscars are up, the red carpet is ready, and the Academy Awards are coming back to Hollywood. Organizers are putting the final touches on Oscars new home, the Kodak Theater.
(S/U CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS)

So who's going to win? Experts say its hard to tell, especially for Best Picture.
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I actually think it may go to Lord of the Rings. Jessica Shaw covers Hollywood for Entertainment Weekly. And says the tightest race could come down to Best Actor.
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I think Denzel is great and I'm sure hell win an Oscar down the line, but Russell Crowe is just riding this unbelievable winning streak.
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But when it comes to Oscar, people talk about two things: who won, and who wore what.
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I've actually heard that Halle Berry might be wearing a dress that's kind of red-orange. Designers know they cant buy the kind of publicity you get from dressing one of the winners, so competition is tough from head to toe.
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One thing I can tell you for sure is Whoopi Goldberg will be in lots of diamonds. And lots means, lots. These are just some of the jewels you'll see stars wearing on the red carpet. This necklace is set in platinum. And at 176 carats, its worth 3 and a-half million dollars. Designers say actresses get star-struck by diamonds like anyone else.
(SOT JOAN PARKER/DIAMOND INFORMATION CENTER)

They can afford to buy anything, right? And here they are oohing and aahing over maybe a smaller piece that were putting on them. But the most coveted color come Sunday, is gold. The small statue that can make or break a night, and possibly a career. Chris Lawrence CBS News Hollywood.))